February 28, 2004, in Los Angeles
Hello! ("Hello Master!" Applause) This
persecution has gone on for years. But, when it comes to those evil beings,
their habitat and chances of survival are getting smaller and smaller, and life
is becoming more and more difficult for those bad people who orchestrated the
persecution in this world. In terms of the Fa-rectification's overall situation,
right now when it comes to this persecution that the dregs of humanity and the
scum orchestrated, the people of the world are becoming clearer and clearer on
it, and the people in Mainland China, in particular, are waking up to it--people
have seen the evilness of the persecution and have come to know the reasons
behind the persecution. You could say that the current situation is becoming
more and more favorable for Dafa disciples to clarify the truth, save the
world's people, and expose the persecution. Right now, because the majority of
the world's people have been able to become clearheaded after the evil was
cleared away and they're able to rationally reflect on the persecution of Falun
Gong on their own, it's getting harder for the bad people to keep up the wicked
suppression. The fact that the world's people are waking up has made the evil
quite afraid. The people of the world no longer want to be blamed for what the
evil beings have done, and this is making the evil factors and vile people truly
unable to keep up the wicked persecution anymore, and yet it's hard for them to
pull themselves out of it. When the evil beings are in a frenzy and irrational,
they keep escalating the persecution but to no avail, so they become even more
frenzied. It looks to me like now they can't escalate it any further, but they
can't back down; they can't back down yet they've lost their footing. The
world's people have seen right through the evil suppression now, but the harm
that this most wicked persecution has done to Dafa disciples is huge, and in all
of history there has never been a persecution this malicious. From a different
perspective, whatever they've done to Dafa and Dafa disciples is the same as
doing that to themselves, because in the future they will have to pay for it
many times over.
In the cosmos there is good and evil, negative and positive,
and virtue and vice, and these bring about mutual-generation and
mutual-inhibition in the cosmos. In reality people aren't able to see, and the
vile people are even less likely to think of, the fact that from the very
beginning the persecution was doomed to fail, and that in the process of it, it
has enabled Dafa disciples to succeed in their cultivation. In other words, the
vile people's intentions were wicked, but they happened to provide conditions
for Dafa disciples to establish themselves as Dafa disciples. Of course, I
didn't want this situation to come about, and while being persecuted, Dafa
disciples and I have been working to stop the persecution and to not let beings
sin against Dafa. Those beings that are beyond saving insist on doing evil, but
they don't know the principle of positive and negative emerging simultaneously
out of every word and action. Because at this level of the old cosmos there is
the principle of mutual-generation and mutual-inhibition and the two different
factors of positive and negative, something positive and negative emerges at the
same time whenever a person does something. And that includes everything that's
done in human society, those two factors simultaneously manifest in everything.
It includes whenever someone says something, does something, or even has a
thought--positive and negative factors will manifest in all of these. Likewise,
with this persecution, you all know what its goal is and that the intention
behind it is really evil, but the outcome is that when they've done evil things
they have also enabled Dafa disciples to, while opposing the persecution, be
tempered to the point of maturity. And, the more severe the persecution is, the
more it's able to establish Dafa disciples. The vile people don't know about
this principle at all. From my perspective, as your master, during the Fa-rectification
I absolutely don't accept the using of this evil persecution to test Dafa
disciples, and Dafa disciples shouldn't have the wrong idea that they can
cultivate higher by enduring persecution. Dafa and its disciples oppose the
persecution, that is Dafa disciples' duty. If you don't cultivate yourself based
on the Fa, you can't cultivate higher by just enduring persecution, much less
reach the standards for a Dafa disciple. Don't acknowledge this so-called
"environment" that the old forces have provided, because during the Fa-rectification
I would have had all beings assimilate to Dafa, and it wasn't at all necessary
to temper Dafa disciples amidst this kind of evilness. The Fa-rectification will
definitely succeed, and Dafa disciples will definitely succeed. My disciples
will succeed with them doing these things, and my disciples would have succeeded
without them doing these things. It's only that the evil insisted on doing all
this, which has interfered with the Fa-rectification, has led them to commit
sins in the course of their doing evil, and has caused many beings and people,
themselves included, to be weeded out. In the cosmos this factor of
a-positive-comes-with-a-negative and a-pro-comes-with-a-con truly manifests.
Human beings can't see this principle clearly. When an
ordinary person wants to do something in society, in reality as soon as his
thought appears, or as soon as he does something, two effects are produced. In
the past cultivators had a saying, "good and bad outcomes come from a
person's one thought." Another layer of meaning those words have is that in
the process of doing something there can truly be two effects. With persecuting
Dafa disciples, they didn't expect that it would end up tempering the Dafa
disciples, that's something they couldn't expect. The past principle of the
cosmos was absolute in terms of having negative and positive manifest at the
same time, and it held for human society as well, with it manifesting in
everything. With whatever everyday people want to do, positive and negative, and
good and bad, come with it. For example, when someone hits or insults someone he
doesn't like, he gives the other person virtue while hitting or insulting him,
and he will also have to pay the other person back in a concrete way later on.
This is how it is with regard to things people can't see. The same is true for
what people can see. For example, when people teach their children, they often
want them to come out on top, but it doesn't occur to them that their kids are
straying further and further from being pure and kind, further and further from
the cosmos's nature, and further and further from divine beings. People worry
about their children getting harmed, so they teach them to retaliate and attack
others, but it doesn't occur to people that when they tell their children to do
that, they're harming human beings' moral values and kindness on a fundamental
level. Whenever people do something, it produces the two effects.
In the past few years, the persecution of Dafa disciples has
fully demonstrated that as well. How can a political power deny people their
beliefs? How can it deny people freedom of thought? What it's doing is
unprecedented. How could it possibly succeed in doing that? In order to achieve
that, it has even sought to completely destroy thousands of years of ancient
culture. They have tried to entirely overturn, completely topple, and even
"stomp on" so as to "never let rise again" the things that
have sustained human moral standards for thousands of years. Whether or not they
were really able to achieve that, what they've done will bring about
retribution, and that's something that doesn't occur to them. Ever since they
did that, the Chinese people no longer believed in anything and lost the
standard for their morality and behavior--people like this dare to do anything,
and are capable of doing any kind of bad thing. Every facet of society is
corrupt, lies just roll right off the tongue of today's Chinese people, to them
lying is as normal as making small talk, and there's nothing they're ashamed to
do. Then is a group of people like this good for the political power that
brought it about? People didn't anticipate any of this.
The pro and con exist simultaneously, and it's totally
impossible for human beings to achieve something they want in ordinary
society. Whenever human society goes through any changes, or when something
takes place in human society, it is in fact all controlled by divine beings.
Only when divine beings direct people to do something, and under the influence
of divine beings, can different circumstances come about in human society.
Trying to do something out of sheer human wishes won't work, and the wretched
demons and the divine beings in low-level dimensions can't just do what they
want, either. Only the most wicked, stupidest thing could do something so
irrational as to persecute good people, cultivators. In the future people will
have a new understanding of history, especially the history of the past hundred
years or so--it will be evaluated anew.
In any case, in the course of opposing the persecution you've
seen that Dafa disciples have been maturing and the world's people have been
waking up more and more. The evil and the vile people who've orchestrated the
persecution in this world are becoming weaker and weaker. The authority that
they've utilized and all of the methods they've used to rule will be eliminated
by history along with the persecution of Falun Gong students. You've all seen
that it's inevitable. Then, for Dafa disciples, in this kind of situation it's
no longer hard to save the world's people and clarify the truth. That's the
situation we see right now, and going forward it will become even easier for you
all to clarify the truth, because the people of the world are becoming more and
more aware. People will come to you on their own to hear about the true
situation, and people will come to you on their own to learn our practice.
That's about to happen, and in Mainland China the entire population is going to
step forward to oppose the persecution. (Applause) Whatever human beings
do, they're doing it to themselves. Persecuting Dafa disciples is in fact the
persecutors persecuting themselves. That is something determined by the nature
of the cosmos. Back when all this started, the persecution of Falun Gong was a
campaign that mobilized the entire population. There is a pro and a con to it.
Let's wait and see the final result. Human beings aren't able to just do
whatever they want to do. Human beings think that they're powerful, but no
matter how wild your propaganda machine gets it's no use. That bunch of
villainous lies and deceit is useless against cultivators. When you do something
that is not allowed by divine beings, after you're done making a ruckus, divine
beings will settle the score with you. That's how it works.
As Dafa disciples you should be more clearheaded, and before
the evil has been completely destroyed you still need to work hard on clarifying
the truth and saving the people of this world, and do well the things Dafa
disciples should do. All of the things that Dafa disciples do today is Dafa
disciples' validating the Fa, and is your walking a divine path. You can't slack
off in the final stages; keep doing well with what you should do.
Some students need to pay attention here: every time I
mention that the evil is getting smaller and smaller, and becoming less and less
able to carry on, a lot of students think, "Hmm, then I'm going to drop
everything else and just do Dafa work." You can't do that. You can't go to
extremes with anything Dafa disciples do. Just live a normal life and cultivate
normally, and at the same time do what Dafa disciples should do. That's how it
should be at present. In ordinary society, other than doing what Dafa disciples
should do, there isn't any difference in form [from ordinary people], on the
surface it looks the same as ordinary society, only you're a cultivator. That's
how it should be. What you're doing today is establishing things for the future,
and that's how this path should go. This is the most upright path and what
cultivators of the future will follow, so you can't behave in an extreme way at
all or go to any extremes, as that would create unnecessary obstacles and
trouble for yourselves. Any and all extreme ways of thinking are not from what
I've told you, and they could be a form of attachment and will cause trouble;
we've already experienced a lot of things like that. I think that as Dafa
disciples who have come this far today, you are supposed to be very clear on a
lot of things and be more and more rational now, and you should know what's
going on when you run into problems. So in these areas you should be very
clearheaded now, and you should no longer be interfered with by certain things.
Another point is that everything Dafa disciples are doing
right now is validating the Fa, because your understandings and improvement all
come from the Fa. Then as Dafa disciples, of course you should validate the Fa,
that goes without saying. But everything that's done in validating the Fa is
done for yourselves--not a single thing is done for me, and that includes the
things I've told you to do. Since every Dafa disciple has to establish his own
mighty virtue in the process of going towards Consummation--especially since you
are beings forged by Dafa--you have demonstrated [your ability to do that] in
validating the Fa. So all of what Dafa disciples do is magnificent. That
includes what seem like the simplest things, such as handing out flyers,
clarifying the truth to the world's people, sending righteous thoughts at the
consulates and embassies, Dafa disciples validating the Fa in various ways to
government, to society and the community, and to the media, etc.--all of it is
establishing mighty virtue for yourselves, and all of it is the path that leads
to the final Consummation. In other words, all the things you're doing,
including the small and insignificant things, all of them are done for
yourselves, and not a single thing is done for Dafa, nor is a single thing done
for me, your master. (Applause)
In the future you'll all see that other than saying what
needs to be said at Fa conferences, I usually say very little. That's because
everyone needs to walk his own path, everyone must walk his own path.
Only then can mighty virtue be established. So I can't push you along at every
moment and in every instance, as was done before. The time of just studying the
Fa and cultivating oneself has passed, and the present time is for Dafa
disciples to consummate their final things, all the things that you need. It
looks like you're doing things for Dafa, and some people may be thinking,
"I'm doing things for Master, because Master told me to do them." (Master
smiles/chuckles) In fact that's not the case. The things I tell you to do,
those too are done for yourselves.
No being can damage the Fa. It existed before and was brought
here; it's something that pre-existed before. It's just that it is imparted to
all beings to save all beings, but how many beings can see the true, specific
forms that the Fa manifests in? That's pretty difficult to do, they can't be
seen, and that's why the substance of the Fa can't be seen. The Falun that you
see is just a form of the gong; it's pretty hard for ordinary beings to
see the wheel that is truly stabilizing the Fa, and even those at high levels
can't see it. So who can really damage the Fa? Nobody.
I've told you that it's hard to save sentient beings, and
that in order to allow the beings as a whole and beings at different levels to
obtain the Fa and be saved, the choice of teaching the Fa at this place of
humans, who are the lowest-level beings in the cosmos, had to be made so that
beings at each level could hear it. Then with the Fa being taught here, who
among the people in this world would be here to listen to the Fa? There had to
be such beings, and such beings are today's Dafa disciples. (Applause)
The choice had to be that Fa-rectification take place when the old cosmos
reached the final stage of formation-stasis-degeneration-destruction--in other
words, the most difficult time--to save sentient beings and the entire
firmament. The purpose of creating the Three Realms way back when was to have it
be used by the Fa-rectification at this stage. So who would be the sentient
beings in the Three Realms, what kinds of beings would be here, and what kinds
of beings and what ways of existence for beings would be needed later on--which
includes the beings' ways of thinking, how they conduct themselves, their
cultures, and so on--all of these things would take shape over the course of
history. But looking at them [now] during the Fa-rectification, [it seems] they
were planned poorly, and that's because the old forces came about. What I'm
saying is, many aspects of mankind aren't the way they are by accident, they're
orderly. Exactly because they are quite orderly, they seem natural. But when it
comes to things like whether or not a Dafa disciple can enter Dafa's door when
the Fa is being taught, whether or not he'll continue to cultivate when going
through a test, whether or not he can eventually progress towards Consummation,
and whether or not a Dafa disciple can do well in validating the Fa when
persecution or other forms of disturbance take place, these things depend
on the individual himself. So in validating the Fa, you've all seen that there's
a problem, namely, the old forces' emergence seriously interfering with the Fa-rectification
and Dafa disciples. But no matter how they've interfered or how evil the things
they've done are, when you look back you'll see that in fact nothing has
"escaped from the Tathagata's palm." (Applause) And that's for
sure. No matter what the old forces, the wretched demons, or the wicked human
beings want to do, in the end things will have to be completed according to my
Fa-rectification's requirements. Whether it's the various forms of disruption
that occur during the process or the different kinds of behavior and states that
certain students have shown, these things are no more than states manifest by
the old cosmos's beings during the last stage of
formation-stasis-degeneration-destruction, and [are no more than] certain
disruptions to the Fa-rectification. But when it comes to Dafa itself, no one
can damage it. And no matter how awful the pain is that Dafa disciples
experience, in the end they will reach divinity.
From the Fa you've all realized this principle: in this
cosmos, no being will suffer in vain. This is especially true for someone who
cultivates Dafa, and on top of that is a Dafa disciple in the Fa-rectification
period--as long as he's still in the Fa, no matter what ends up happening to
him, what awaits him is Consummation. In other words, no matter how the evil
persecutes us it can't achieve its goal, and in the end everything has to be
harmonized according to the Fa-rectification's inevitable outcome. That's how it
is. When there's disruption to the Fa-rectification, then during the Fa-rectification
[I] make use of the situation of disruption, and in the end the goal that Fa-rectification
needs will still be accomplished, and that's for sure.
In the future, after Dafa disciples have made it through and
you take a look at everything, you will definitely see that that's true. When
divine beings in the cosmos saw that during the cosmos's process of rise and
decline it was progressing toward the last stage of
formation-stasis-degeneration-destruction, they found it horrifying. No one
wanted to be destroyed, and everyone wanted to save himself. In order to save
themselves they would have had to save the entire cosmos, and yet, after
exhausting all their ideas, the beings still couldn't achieve their goal,
particularly because the ideas that the beings came up with and the things that
they did at that time couldn't be considered good. No matter how high a being
was, he couldn't be considered completely perfect or completely good. That's why
they couldn't achieve their goal. Yet the beings in the cosmos saw the final,
horrific end and wanted to do something about it. And that's why the cosmos's
old forces came about.
As the whole Fa-rectification in the cosmos has come to this
stage today, I can't in fact describe it accurately with human language anymore,
as human language can no longer express it. I can only describe things in
general. The things that I planned way back when have all been completed. In
fact, our own cosmos has been completed. (Applause) The only things left
are those final factors that make it possible for this gigantic cosmic body to
exist, and all of those factors are things that are separating the human surface
on a fundamental level.
At present, the situation manifest in human society is very
similar to the situation of Fa-rectification in the cosmos. Things are becoming
clearer and clearer [for people to see] now. And I think this situation might
start changing even more quickly. When the Fa-rectification of the human world
starts, that's when it will really impact human beings. At the beginning of the
Fa-rectification this Three Realms area had already been encircled. So the Three
Realms was separated from the original cosmic body, the beings up above could no
longer have contact with the beings down below, and in the future when human
affairs are being worked on it will be unrelated to what's outside the Three
Realms. In recent times, the beings in upper realms saw all of this, and before
the Fa-rectification they descended and incarnated in this world in large
numbers. So to human beings those appear to be the same human skins, but in fact
the persons inside the human skins are different now. Many high-level beings
came to obtain the Fa and incarnated as human beings, and many are beings from
different, faraway cosmic bodies. And actually, while Dafa disciples validate
the Fa at this time, a lot more people were supposed to obtain the Fa, but for
various reasons they were separated back then by the old forces, who wouldn't
allow them to obtain the Fa. And during this persecution some beings have even
sinned against Dafa--something they can never fully pay for--and now face
elimination. And there are also ones who haven't sinned against Dafa but aren't
able to cultivate; they will be humans in the new epoch. These are all future
Let me take this opportunity to mention something. Recently a
lot of Dafa disciples have written books. I've looked at a few of them briefly.
The intentions behind them are good, and many of the books are about
cultivation, being persecuted, and opposing the persecution. However, they
cannot be circulated among Dafa disciples. Their starting point is
affirmed--they're validating the Fa using the form of books, they're saving the
people in this world, and they're doing what Dafa disciples should do. But as
you know, Dafa disciples need to reach Consummation, so nothing should interfere
with the form in which today's Dafa disciples validate the Fa--this is extremely
critical. Don't add anything in beyond Fa-study. So you absolutely cannot
circulate among Dafa disciples anything that isn't a part of Dafa itself, and
you absolutely cannot disrupt Dafa disciples in any way.
I've talked about these things before. In today's special
situation and unique circumstances, and with the occurrence of the special
situation of being persecuted, I'm bringing it up again. Those books can be
promoted in ordinary society, Dafa disciples can help advertise them using the
media outlets established by Dafa disciples, and you can spread them in ordinary
society. All of you can help do it, and that's all good. It's just that you
can't cause a stir among Dafa disciples. From now on, besides Dafa books, don't
sell at Fa conferences any materials, or any audio or video materials, etc.,
that aren't part of the Fa itself. Even less should you make Fa conferences or
our students your primary customers. You cannot make money off of Dafa
disciples. Materials for spreading the Fa, clarifying the truth, and so on,
should target society. That's how things should be done.
Next, I'll take some time to answer some questions for you. (Applause)
You can pass up question slips. Let's get right to it.
Question: Can we use legal means to deal with the French
Teacher: While the Chinese leader was visiting France,
you went there to appeal to and welcome him. It was originally a very good
thing. But some of those gangsters from the group that persecutes Falun Gong had
to stir up trouble, which led the French policemen who didn't know the truth to
harass our students. The incident was certainly the work of the evil, the work
of that bunch of gangsters that persecutes Falun Gong. [The French police,] the
law enforcement agency of a democratic country, completely followed the orders
of another country, a government controlled by evil, and violated human rights.
For a country that advocates democracy and human rights, I don't think that's
something to be proud of. It's completely appropriate to use legal means to
resolve the problem.
Question: Dafa disciples in Thailand send greetings to
Teacher: Thank you. (Applause)
Question: While clarifying the truth, some students aren't
coolheaded and they speak in an extreme way.
Teacher: Dafa disciples should do everything
cool-headedly and with Shan thoughts. Whether you're clarifying the truth
to people or participating in an activity, you should always have people see the
goodness and kindness of Dafa disciples. Absolutely don't do anything that's too
extreme. When you save beings and clarify the truth, if you speak in an extreme
way it won't have a positive effect. That's because when you lack Shan
you won't disintegrate the evil elements that exist in the minds of those people
who have been poisoned, so you won't be able to achieve a positive effect.
I've told you before that Shan isn't something
pretended, nor is it a state that's just maintained on the surface. Shan truly
comes from within and can only be attained and embodied through cultivation.
When you're before sentient beings, as soon as words come out of your mouth and
as soon as your thoughts emerge, they are able to disintegrate bad elements and
the bad things that poison the world's people and that exist in people's minds.
And then people will come to understand, and you'll be able to save them.
Without the mighty power of true Shan at work, you won't be able to
disintegrate those things, and you won't achieve anything in clarifying the
truth. Those who do things in an extreme way, in particular, let me tell you
that it absolutely won't have a positive effect. That's because the abilities
you've acquired in cultivation won't manifest, and your Shan won't
manifest. So, while doing anything, don't have any combative thoughts, that's
wrong. Don't go to extremes, even when you go to the consulates and embassies.
You should be compassionate to people. But it's different when it comes to evil
beings. When we send forth righteous thoughts, we clear away the evil that
doesn't belong to mankind, and the demons, ghosts, and monsters that have
engaged in the persecution. However you handle those wretched demons and dark
minions is fine. But you need to be Shan to people. Aren't we saving
people? Since we are saving the world's people, how could you save people if
you're not Shan to them?
Question: As more beings are created, some beings grow
selfish, and they drop down. Is that one of the reasons why the cosmos has
degenerated? Will there be as many beings in the future?
Teacher: Selfishness is a fundamental attribute of the
cosmos of the past. Because of that attribute,
formation-stasis-degeneration-destruction and birth-aging-sickness-death are
inevitable. In the future the Fa will be all-harmonizing, perfect, and selfless.
The change in that fundamental attribute of the cosmos leads to fundamental
changes in the cosmos's progression and beings' characteristics. The fundamental
attribute of the cosmos has determined the fundamental state that the cosmos is
in. The impurity of beings, and even the dropping down of beings that have gone
bad, have been caused by formation-stasis-degeneration-destruction. And
formation-stasis-degeneration-destruction, in turn, results from the
fundamental attribute of the cosmos, but it doesn't seem to relate directly
to the fundamental attribute.
You're now thinking about matters of divine beings with a
human mind. It's not like what you think. The number of beings in the cosmos is
fixed, and it has nothing to do with beings degenerating or not.
Divine beings are present everywhere, and beings are present
everywhere, and there are so many of them they're impossible to count. You know,
with the air, there are so many particles that make up air. Everything we see
when we open our eyes is composed of microcosmic particles and even more
microcosmic particles that form particles of the next larger layer. There are
beings in every layer of particles, and there are even gigantic groups of beings
in every layer of particles. Some manifest in different dimensions. Presently
they can't be seen using scientific methods, but they do exist. That's how
numerous they are--if you pick up a speck of dust, there are countless beings on
it. And I'm not referring to bacteria here. If you magnify a particle so that
it's as large as the Earth, take a look at it and you'll see how many beings are
on it. And that tiny speck of dust isn't the most microcosmic particle. There
are more microcosmic particles, even more microcosmic particles, and ones that
are almost infinitely microcosmic. This is about the microcosmic things. Then
what about larger particles? In the macrocosm, how many beings are there in
gigantic cosmic bodies that are larger than molecules, even larger, and larger
still? How many beings must there be altogether?! The cosmos is a richly diverse
and incredibly large cosmic body. Everything is alive and everything is a being.
There are so many beings that they're everywhere. Whether beings are good or not
has nothing to do with their number. The lengths of all beings' lives were
determined by the nature of the past cosmos; in the past, the law of
formation-stasis-degeneration-destruction caused that. In the future the Fa will
be all-harmonizing and perfect.
Question: Is our current appearance identical to our soul's (yuanshen's)
appearance and our appearance after we've completed cultivation?
Teacher: I've talked about this before. The higher up you
go, the more wonderful and the younger [you look], and you'll still look like
you. Whether you are old, middle-aged or young today, your soul may not be like
that. But the higher up you go, the more wonderful and more beautiful you look,
for sure. Well, since it's wonderful, being wonderful includes being beautiful.
So when you reach a very high level, say you've cultivated to a certain point,
you will find that you're so beautiful that you don't look like you do now, and
that you don't look at all like people on earth. It's a manifestation of the
realm that comes from ascending there out of humanness.
Question: Where in the body is the energy field particularly
strong? (People laugh)
Teacher: This is from a new student. It makes no
difference where, the strength is the same everywhere. It's just that different
parts of your body are sensitive. You wonder where it's sensitive and where it's
particularly strong? Under the effect of gong, the changes are the same
everywhere in your body.
Question: There are some students in Mainland China who
haven't stepped forward because they're afraid. What will their future be?
Teacher: At present I don't want to say anything
conclusive on these things. You're actually all quite clear about this: when a
person has benefited from Dafa, yet in order to protect himself, when Dafa is
faced with adversity, he doesn't say anything about the true situation, does
that person deserve salvation? Let me give a simple illustration. There was this
person who saw that another person was in danger and saved his life. Then the
person whose life was saved sees that the person who saved him is in big
trouble, but he ignores it. Is that a good person? You are a being that was
created by Dafa and have had a new life given to you by Dafa, so when a
situation arises where Dafa disciples are all being persecuted and Dafa is being
harmed, yet you aren't able to safeguard Dafa, are you still a Dafa disciple?
You can't even be called a good person in the most basic sense. Besides, you've
truly benefited [from Dafa]. In the eyes of divine beings, you are the worst
being, even worse than those who've directly persecuted the Fa. That's because
the people who have persecuted Dafa disciples didn't benefit from the Fa. So,
such a person is even worse than those vile people. What's more, this is the
Great Law that created all life in the cosmos. As for how they'll be dealt with,
the Fa has its standards.
Question: Do the "excessive thoughts" in "All
excessive thoughts extinguished // Cultivating Buddhahood is not difficult"
refer to thought karma?
Teacher: Yes, that's right. Thought karma mostly
manifests as going off into flights of fancy or indulging in wild imagination,
which is all human attachments. Most of the time, those are wild thoughts of
wanting to get things that one desires, things that one wants but can't get.
That's why they're called "excessive thoughts," thoughts that are
useless, futile. (Master smiles/chuckles) That's the idea.
Question: When reporting news from Taiwan, what angle should
we use in order to highlight the contrast between the two sides of the Strait?
Teacher: "When reporting news from Taiwan, what
angle should we use in order to highlight the contrast between the two sides of
the Strait?" The question isn't written clearly. What you're actually
trying to say is that they have different attitudes regarding Falun Gong. How to
contrast the two? The attitudes that the two sides of the Strait hold in and of
themselves form a contrast. They have the same ancestry and the same culture,
yet the two places have two different attitudes toward Dafa. Isn't that itself a
contrast? In truth-clarification articles you can contrast them and help the
world's people see it.
Question: How do we clarify the truth to large corporations?
Teacher: At this point I make no distinction as to
whether they're big corporations or small corporations. No matter what, we
should save all those who should be saved. You should do whatever you're
supposed to do, save whoever can be saved, and do whatever you can do. Whether
people want to be saved is their own issue.
Question: A Dafa disciple in our area is too busy doing Dafa
work and has thus neglected the responsibilities he's supposed to fulfill in his
Teacher: The student who raised this question seems to
have an attachment, too. Don't try to use Master's mouth [to criticize others].
What I've told you is that you should be a good person wherever you are and have
others say that you are a Dafa disciple. You need to handle the things in your
family well and handle the things in your workplace well. As Dafa disciples, how
well you've cultivated is precisely reflected in these areas, in front of the
world's people. You might say, "I've cultivated well, I'm a Dafa
disciple." Yet when you're dealing with the world's people your behavior in
those areas isn't good. Then how could you show that you've cultivated well? (Master
smiles/chuckles) Right? Of course, some of our Dafa disciples have
cultivated well but it's just that they've overlooked those things. But the
state of having cultivated well isn't something that can be acted, it's just how
a cultivator is.
Question: That chief evil thing in China that was chosen by
the old forces must have a shameful past. Could Master tell us its background?
Teacher: It actually doesn't have much of a background.
It was a puff of evil air emitted by a decomposed body that was thousands of
years old, and it turned into a toad embryo and was chosen by the old forces.
Being prone to jealousy that stemmed from its short temper and pettiness, and
through its wheeling and dealing in bureaucratic circles, it developed its ways
of hurting people to get ahead, forming cliques, having no noble aspirations,
bootlicking, and doing utterly shameless things. The old forces felt that it
completely met the standard for being human scum--it had more than satisfied all
the requirements--and had all kinds of wickedness. The old forces were
incredibly fond of it and they knew it was sure to be quite useful when the time
came. It was selected by the old forces and was then deliberately molded. When
they were making the selection back then they were looking for something that's
evil and stupid. That's why it completely behaves as it does.
Question: Please tell us more about the significance of
sending righteous thoughts and appealing in front of the consulates and
embassies. We practice in front of them every day, rain or shine. Although the
conditions are poor, we're all quite steadfast.
Teacher: The consulates and embassies in different
countries are places where overseas Chinese people can go to express their
views. Of course you can go there. There are people there, too, who can be
saved. So it has great significance. Also, everything that you do there can be
seen by the world's people. But for Dafa disciples it really is strenuous. In
the North winter is very cold, with its freezing winds that chill to the bone,
yet Dafa disciples still keep up their efforts. They're amazing, truly amazing!
Everyone is walking his own path of validating the Fa. Those students too are
walking their own paths of validating the Fa.
Question: You've often talked about the mighty virtue of Dafa
disciples. Of course I believe everything you've said. But it's difficult for me
to see the mighty power of the small things that I do. They just look like a
drop of water in a mighty river. I'll continue to study the Fa, and things will
become clear through the Fa.
Teacher: It does feel that way because basically all
beings in human society are living in delusion, and human beings are the most
deluded. I've talked with you about the purpose of that. It's to give human
beings a chance to return, a chance to cultivate while being in delusion. While
not being able to see the true picture, if humans are still able to do well and
on top of that persist in cultivating amidst suffering, then that's the key to
returning. If people could all see the true picture of the cosmos and the
existence of divine beings, then everyone would do well. There wouldn't be any
need to talk about giving human beings a chance and it wouldn't be necessary to
save human beings. Everyone would try to do well. Every day they wouldn't want
to do anything else anymore, and they wouldn't want anything else anymore--they
would all want to cultivate themselves. In that case would it still count as
cultivation? Even if they were able to cultivate, I think they would definitely
cultivate very slowly since they'd have seen the true picture--"Divine
beings are right there. There's the goal. Let's go, and we won't stop until we
get there." But while being in this delusion you can't see the end, and you
can't see your goal. And you can't even see the true effects of those
magnificent things you do. Exactly in such an environment, if you're able to
emerge from it and succeed in cultivation, divine beings will all be won over.
They'll think that after going through such hardship, being in such delusion and
in an environment where there's all kinds of disruption, and resisting all kinds
of worldly temptations like fame, self-interest, and emotion, you were able to
break away and step out of humanness. Only then will the divine beings be won
over. Only then will they think that you're remarkable and worthy of being a
divine being. That is mighty virtue. If all that weren't the case, the Three
Realms and mankind would be the same as other levels of the cosmos, with the
true picture being known to each level. Then this wouldn't be mankind here, it
would be a world of divine beings here. At a minimum we'd be able to say that
these were divine beings at the lowest level, instead of human beings who are at
this lowest level. That's how these things are related. When today's Dafa
disciples are able to do well with what they're supposed to do, and are able to
make it through these few years that are full of trials and tribulations, in the
future you will see everything. Cherish it. Cherish it! You must cherish the
part of the journey that you've already completed, and you have to do well with
what's left ahead, too. (Applause)
Question: How do we understand the Chinese character "bei"
in the term "ci bei" (compassion/mercy)?
Teacher: I don't impart Dafa in order to explain words,
because these things are too insignificant, so insignificant that they amount to
nothing. Let me endow you with two sentences: "Without 'nothing,' it is a
human feeling. If it is a human feeling, then it's not bei (compassion)."
In human society, over the course of a very long time--as
I've told you before--China has been the stage of this grand pageant of history.
For thousands of years the groundwork for everything was constantly being laid
for human beings so that when the time for obtaining the Fa came they would have
the right culture, thinking, behavior, way of life, and the ability to know and
understand the Fa; it also included how amidst delusion, people would be
affected by attachments and wouldn't be able to see the true situation, yet at
the same time, as long as they developed righteous thoughts through studying the
Fa, they'd be able to break free from it. This is precisely the kind of
environment that was created. Really, a great deal of effort was put into it,
and today's mankind was created. But because of the old forces' meddling, what
we have here is no longer the best situation, and I'm just making use of it
wisely. There are many white students, black students, and students of other
ethnicities. Today you're not in the setting of Mainland China, but let me tell
you, over the course of history almost everyone in the world came out of
Mainland China. (Applause) Your thinking is different from today's
Chinese. But some time in history you laid the groundwork for that kind of
thinking. Deep down inside your being you understand. In other words, you can
understand the Fa I'm imparting today. The words at the surface [of each
language] are different, but what's contained inside is the same. You're able to
know what's contained in the Fa, and are able to experience and sense what's
contained in the Fa. That's why your cultivation won't be affected.
So, the [concept of] ci bei was created when culture
was being established for mankind. Ci bei describes the state of a godly
feeling being displayed, a feeling that transcends human beings. Of course, the
two-character term cibei is now being used in ordinary human society as
well, but it's definitely not something human beings can attain. That's happened
because today's culture has become confused. People don't believe in divine
beings anymore, and don't know that they should cultivate anymore. Humans dare
to be blasphemous against Buddhas, against Fa, and against Gods, and use
cultivation terms among ordinary people. Humans have done all of that. But those
are not ordinary human terms, it's just that ordinary people have taken them up
and used them.
Question: "The entire nation will defy it." Could
you elaborate on that more?
Teacher: Heaven's secrets can't be revealed too early on.
(Master smiles/chuckles) (Audience laughs, applauds) As I've told
you before, the persecution of Falun Gong has caused misunderstandings about
Falun Gong among Chinese people, so what I'm saying is, although a lot of people
aren't familiar with Falun Gong, everybody condemns that wicked ringleader.
Isn't it like that now? (Applause)
Question: Recently, I've been fighting a strong element. I
feel like I might not be able to keep it up, and I've never felt so tired
mentally and physically.
Teacher: Send forth righteous thoughts to clear away the
dark minions. At present, whenever Dafa disciples have abnormal and persistent
interference while they validate the Fa, then it must be the work of the dark
minions. When you eliminate them, be sure to dissolve them completely. But those
students who obtained the Fa later on or stepped forward later on, your
cultivation and validating the Fa are joined together at the same time, and that
will make the pressure on you seem even greater. Of course, this is cultivation,
and as long as you have strong righteous thoughts you'll surely be able to
overcome it. There are bound to be difficulties. Human beings have karma before
they cultivate, they need to eliminate karma during cultivation, and when they
eliminate karma they suffer. That's the karma you owed from before, and Master
can't eliminate all of it for you. If you were to become a divine being without
paying off any karmic debt, divine beings would find your presence to be a
nuisance: "How can you be among us? Have you paid off those debts you owed?
They were all taken off and paid off by your master. Since when does it work
like that?" Of course it doesn't work like that, and that's why you need to
endure a certain amount of suffering when you cultivate.
Yet relatively speaking, for students outside of Mainland
China, the suffering you endure is a far cry from the suffering borne by
cultivators in the past. How hard it was back then! Today it's not as hard. Do
you know where the suffering lies today? In the past, people suffered both
mentally and physically, and now you only suffer when you can't let go of your
attachments. Your suffering only comes from not wanting to let go of your
attachments--"My! How come I feel so awful! Why do some people always treat
me so badly? Why is my body always eliminating karma?" Human beings just
can't let those things go. What's the maximum you can let go? Can your thoughts
be righteous and can you be like a true Dafa disciple? Be upright, dignified,
and confident, and regard yourself as a Dafa disciple. If you can truly let go
of your attachments in any circumstance, and treat yourself as a Dafa disciple
who is different from an ordinary person, I believe everything will change.
Veteran students have experienced this deeply, as they have gone through all of
that. So, newer students should ask and seek advice from veteran students in
these areas more often, and spend more time reading the Fa I taught before.
These questions have been explained quite a bit. Another thing is, recently the
bad divine beings (dark minions) that crept into the Three Realms have also been
directly participating in persecuting Dafa disciples. Very often they've been
the ones doing things. When you send forth righteous thoughts, destroy them and
eliminate the disruptions.
Question: I'm very grateful to Master for saving me. But I'm
in serious financial debt, and have all kinds of human thoughts and attachments.
I'm very worried. Esteemed Master, please help me.
Teacher: I can save you, but I can't help you for those
reasons. (Audience laughs) I can only tell you to cultivate. If you say
that "I owe so much money now, I can't calm my mind and cultivate. Teacher,
help me make a fortune and pay back all the money so that I can cultivate
without worries," let me tell you, that's not cultivation. I don't want you
to cultivate that way. That's because human beings all have debts to pay off
that are owed over here and owed over there, and everybody has suffering they
have to go through, and it's precisely during such difficulties that you show
whether you can cultivate. If you can, then everything might change. But your
cultivation has to be solid, real, and self-motivated. If you say, "I'll
cultivate and I'll do the exercises every day," but deep down inside you're
secretly thinking, "As long as I practice, Master said all those troubles
of mine will be removed and changed," then if you have such thoughts,
things won't change. That's because in that case you have a gap and you're
covering up your attachments. You might fool yourself, but you can't fool divine
beings. When you truly become a cultivator, become a Dafa disciple openly and
nobly, everything will change.
All the same, there are some cases where the dark minions are
interfering. You should seriously eliminate the disruptions with your righteous
I'll mention another thing in passing. Recently many students
have noticed that a very small number of students are disrespectful of Master.
The truth is, I can forgive all of that, but be careful: the various factors of
the old forces and the beings in the cosmos that haven't been rectified by the
Fa won't. They'll jump on this and do what they want with you. This type of
thing happened quite often when I was imparting the Fa in the Mainland way back
when. Once somebody is disrespectful of Master, they will for sure push him over
to the opposite side. All beings came for the Fa, to play either a positive or a
negative role. Those who play a negative role will be destroyed in the end. So,
when they see a student acting that way, they'll definitely push that person
over to the other side, and have him do as many bad things as he can from then
Very dangerous. So, once such situations come about, the old
forces will do that right away because they will have found a reason to do that.
They'll say the person's huge debt was eliminated by his master and borne for
him by his master, who scooped up a being like him--one that was as good as in
hell--allowed him to become a divine being, and gave him so many things.
Although he doesn't see them, all those things are real and have truly been
given to him. They'll think, "How could he dare to treat his master that
way?" And so they will insist on pushing him over to the other side, get
him to do bad things, and eventually have him destroyed.
Of course, I don't acknowledge these arrangements of the old
forces, and I don't allow them to do those things. And that's why I try my best
to have students realize these things themselves. But if our students don't pay
attention to this, it will be hard for you to break free from this kind of
tribulation. This issue just came to mind a moment ago. You do need to take this
seriously--all deviant paths are fraught with danger and pitfalls.
Question: I obtained the Fa only seven months ago. Am I a Fa-rectification
disciple? Will I go back when the Fa rectifies the human world?
Teacher: I can't say that what you're asking is wrong.
But you have an attachment there. Whether you're a newer student or a veteran
student, and no matter which category of disciples you fall into, now that
you've entered the door of Dafa cultivation--now that you've entered the door of
true cultivation--don't be attached to anything. A single human thought can
become an obstacle that hinders your improvement. That's why there's a saying in
cultivation, "Have the desire to cultivate, without the desire to obtain gong."
You can cultivate but you can't be attached. When you have no human desires and
aren't attached to anything, you'll cultivate quickly, improve quickly, and have
fewer ordeals. Whenever you have attachments your cultivation will be slow.
Don't worry about whether you're a Fa-rectification period
disciple or a future disciple. Now that you've taken up cultivation, you're
already a being that's envied by countless other beings. So just walk your path
well. With anything a being does in the cosmos, he'll get returns for it. There
will be returns for doing good, and there will be returns for doing bad.
Cultivation of course involves returns as well--it's the good return of
achieving an Attainment Status for validating your Attainment Status. This is an
absolute truth in the cosmos. Don't think too much, and don't get concerned with
what your own situation is. If you can do what it takes and you can cultivate,
then go ahead and cultivate.
Question: Teacher, please explain "benevolent
Teacher: By saying "benevolent solutions," I
was referring to a way in which beings in the cosmos are assimilated to the Fa
during the Fa-rectification. Some beings aren't worthy of a benevolent solution,
in which case whatever should be done will be done. For some beings who have
sinned against the Fa-rectification, they deserve still less of a chance for a
benevolent solution. The moment the Fa-rectification passes through, they are
purged. The beings that are handled with benevolent solutions are assimilated to
the Fa by the best method. And Dafa disciples are getting something even better
than a benevolent solution, because Dafa disciples are cultivating proactively,
and cultivating themselves toward the future, so it's more precious than being
Question: All French Dafa disciples give Master their best
Teacher: Thank you. (Applause)
Question: In France, there's a Dafa student with mental
problems. Once while he was handing out flyers to Chinese tourists, he lost
control and began yelling in front of many Chinese tourists, which had a
negative effect. When he sends righteous thoughts in front of the embassy he
can't stay still, and he wrote things all over the Chinese Embassy.
Teacher: When it comes to these things, as Dafa disciples
you should handle them well. That student, being a Dafa disciple, can't do that.
We can only save beings with compassion. Doing things irrationally will bring
about negative effects.
When a very few students can't keep their own emotions under
control, other students should stop them. Dafa disciples are one, and you should
cooperate with each other and not allow things like that to happen anymore--when
they have happened, you should resolve the problem appropriately. If the person
really does have mental problems, then I think we should try to persuade that
student to practice at home; Master will look after him all the same, and
there's no need for him to go out in public. If it's not an issue of mental
problems, then you should help him.
Question: Everything in the cosmos has a certain
predetermination to it. Some beings are doomed to be destroyed. What determines
that for that kind of being?
Teacher: "Everything in the cosmos has a certain
predetermination to it" refers to the cosmos overall. For instance, the old
Fa-truths predetermined the fact that the cosmos would go through
formation-stasis-degeneration-destruction. That's the extent of that old Fa's
wisdom. Although the destiny of the cosmos is predetermined as such, and
although the fundamentals of the specific beings within it are connected to the
cosmos historically, as for what a being does specifically and how much karma he
has, he needs to pay for all that, and if his karma gets large he'll be
destroyed. These are all matters that have to do with that being himself. And
also, what direction a being himself takes, these are things that are basically
unstable. But, through what a being does, people can see what will happen with
him in the cosmos next, and then next, and then next. In other words, away from
the time setting of this dimension of ours, in another time setting you can see
what he'll be doing later on, a continuation of his current state. If his
present state suddenly changes, then his state in the next stage will change as
well, so these things are unstable. But the overall
formation-stasis-degeneration destiny for the cosmos is stable.
Question: [Whether someone can become] a Dafa disciple is to
a large extent determined by his predestined connection with it. Then what's the
root cause of the predestined connections?
Teacher: I've talked about predestined connections in Zhuan
Falun, and I've talked about them in many other Fa lectures. I've
specifically talked about Dafa disciples' predestined connections. There are
three types, Dafa disciples fall into three types of situations. I don't think I
should repeat it here, as we don't have much time here. I might not end up
answering all of the questions. (Master smiles/chuckles) Look up my Fa-teaching
Question: Many fellow cultivators have different views on how
we should perfect and complete
the Fa at this human level.
Teacher: Perfecting and completing this human level?
That's an incorrect statement. If you haven't done things well, that's a
cultivation issue, and it doesn't involve any issue of "perfecting and
Question: How can a person break through his base
limitations of his base?
Teacher: You shouldn't be attached to these things in
cultivation. That's not relevant. Don't worry about how your base is. When a
being has managed to enter Dafa today, his base is not bad. Look at the world's
people--there are more than 7 billion people in the world, and how many Fa-rectification
period Dafa disciples are there? Yet you are one of them. So why should you
still talk about your base? (Applause)
Question: While being part of a group, if a few project
coordinators have strong human concepts, how can we manage to work together
Teacher: Every Dafa disciple is cultivating, every person
is walking his own path, and each person still has human attachments, which is
why you can still cultivate. Then the human attachments will show. Don't be
unwilling to work with other students when there are conflicts or differences of
opinion. Keep in mind that all of you have been through that state, and from
time to time each person may experience that state. You should forgive others
and be understanding of others, and you should help each other. To be able to
work together and do well the things that Dafa disciples do to validate the Fa--now
that's what you should do.
Question: What will happen to those countries where there are
no Dafa disciples? How should we spread the Fa and clarify the truth in those
Teacher: Dafa disciples are doing what Dafa disciples
should do. If you're able to, you can go do that. You can go spread the Fa in
places where there are no Dafa disciples. But when it comes to places where it's
too difficult or places that have very close ties with that group of gangsters
in China that persecutes Dafa disciples, you shouldn't go for the time being,
because there are things that will need to be done during the next stage.
Question: If the beings become degenerate again in the
future, will Fa-rectification be necessary again?
Teacher: This is something that has never happened before
and will probably never happen again.
If the cosmos's beings had become even more degenerate, then
Fa-rectification couldn't have been done. Fa-rectification happened, this
undertaking began, exactly at a time when the beings in the cosmos and mankind
were no longer good enough and were about to be weeded out, but hadn't gotten to
the point of being beyond salvation. It was then that the Fa was imparted. If
they truly become as bad as beings that go to hell, then at that point they're
no longer worthy of salvation, even though I can certainly do anything and
everything and could save them.
Question: When a rocket travels beyond the scope of the nine
major planets, will it have gone beyond the Three Realms?
Teacher: That's only the range that's made up of the
layer of molecular particles. It's really hard to use human language to describe
the range of the Three Realms. Now when I tell you how large the Three Realms
is, I'm using concepts from human sensual and visual perceptions, and from the
particles that are at the same level. The biggest difference between how divine
beings and how human beings look at the cosmos is that divine beings don't look
at things on the basis of the structure of this one layer of particles.
They simultaneously look at things from all directions and three-dimensionally,
on the basis of the combined cosmic structures of the different layers of
particles below that and the different layers of particles above that. They can
see the whole structural appearance of things at different levels in the cosmos,
and see what they look like on a fundamental level. Human beings, on the other
hand, can only see this world that's composed of this molecular layer of
particles; they can only see things that are composed of this layer of
particles. But the cosmos isn't composed of just this one layer of particles.
Human beings can't see the true picture; human beings can only see this one
layer. This results from the separation and restriction that's due to various
factors, and the limitations of the human eye's structure, all of which are
meant to produce this false picture of things for human beings. Humans just
aren't allowed to see the true picture. In other words, even when it comes to
things that are composed of this layer of particles, human beings aren't
allowed to see the full picture, and human beings are given this kind of eye
precisely to limit their perception of the cosmos, which makes for this culture
here. Everything has been created with a certain purpose.
You know, besides infrared and ultraviolet light, there are
other invisible kinds of light and inaudible sounds, but they do exist. Today's
scientific devices can detect and recognize that they exist, but human eyes
can't see them. In other words, human eyes aren't even allowed to see all the
things that are at this level of the human world. The kind of world human beings
are allowed to see is deliberately designed so that human beings' cognition is
stabilized in this state. But actually it's not absolutely stable or
impenetrable--through cultivation a person can break through it. But how much a
person can break through and how much of the truth of the cosmos he can see
depend on the cultivator's level. Conversely, the more materialistic a person
is, the more he's trapped inside this maze. The more materialistic a person is,
the more so his thoughts and understandings are trapped in this
"reality," and the more he is within this "reality."
The larger boundaries of the Three Realms are the size of the
small universe. The Three Realms' boundaries in the microcosm are actually, when
you look at it in the microcosm, I'd say that "inches away" is an
overstatement. You know, microcosmic particles make up particles of one level
higher. So in other words, particles at different levels are all composed of
smaller particles one level below. It can be said that the Three Realms'
boundaries are right here, right amidst everything, in the microcosm of all
things. There is no distance in the way that modern people think of or
understand it--you almost can't calculate their distance. But the particles of
the different levels that constitute the Three Realms have their boundaries at
different levels. That is, when you look at them on different planes, the
different levels have their boundaries and distances. The cosmos is a very
complex entity. The Three Realms that we talk about is a range that was
designated for use by the would-be Fa-rectification. But there are identical
particles in identical states that exist along with the Three Realms and they
are connected with an even broader area. And many divine beings at the very
highest levels generally refer to that, too, as "the lowest level."
The Three Realms that we refer to, though, is this specially-designated range.
The scopes of those other related dimensions that are composed of particles in
the same class as those of the Three Realms are incredibly immense.
Question: Why do Dafa disciples call you the Lord of Buddhas?
Why is it that you came from a higher, more distant place?
Teacher: (Master smiles/chuckles) I actually don't
have any titles. Just because I wrote in one of my writings, "The Lord of
Buddhas' mercy...," students speculated: is Master the Lord of Buddhas? The
fact is, anything people call me is inaccurate. Each person's life has a place
of origin in the cosmos and at the same time has more ancient, remote factors,
and this includes beings at the lowest levels--even the grass on the ground has
a place of origin and more remote factors. There are different plants in
different historical periods, and over the long winding course of the cosmos's
history, planets and particles have been continually disintegrating and then
being reborn, disintegrating, being reborn, continually being renewed. And a lot
of the dust in the cosmos may be factors of beings that disintegrated a very,
very long time ago. A lot of the dirt that's fallen to the ground may be matter
from very, very far back. Then the grass absorbed matter from that dirt, and
perhaps that grass also has various factors from way back. This is talking about
it in terms of the surface of matter. Everything is alive--as long as it exists,
From another perspective, the Bible said that Yahweh created
man out of clay. In fact, what Yahweh created was one species of white people,
not all white people. White people don't all belong to one species of man--they
were created by several divine beings. Yellow people were also created by
several divine beings. And other peoples, for example the people of India, the
ancient Egyptians, and so on, were all created by different divine beings.
People believe that God created man in his own image, when in fact that's simply
how a divine being's ability works--the man he creates is bound to be of the
lowest part of him and the lowest level of particles of him, that's all. Plainly
put, it's a particle at the bottom of the divine being's foot; you could also
call it a cell. I've told you in my Fa lectures before that, every cell of a
being--humans, animals, plants, and so on--is in the image of the main body.
Everything of the human beings that were created way back
when, including all that makes up their souls and beings, was created with
substances and elements from within the Three Realms. Then of course the divine
beings that created the different peoples would watch over their own people.
This continued all the way until recent times, when the time for Dafa to be
spread was imminent, at which point many of the souls inside the human skins
consisted of beings that came down from high levels, instead of the souls of
human beings, as before. Another thing that needs to be clarified is, everything
made up by the layer of particles at the human-surface level is called human
skin, and that includes a person's bones, internal organs, as well as his skin
at the surface. This surface human skin dies from old age, but many of the
things that the surface skin receives during its lifetime are passed down to the
next generation. Over ages and ages, generation after generation, humans have
been passing on the cultural contents that divine beings created for man. On a
cognitive level human beings don't know about these things, but they are part of
them internally. When it got to recent times, when many beings that came for the
Fa reincarnated as humans, the souls of the humans that were created by divine
beings stayed in the netherworld, and divine beings that came from high levels
beyond the Three Realms reincarnated as humans and put on that clothing (the
human skin). So in other words, the human skin created by that divine being in
the past was put on by a different divine being.
Then something else needs to be clarified here: that
different divine being might not be lower than the divine being who created the
human being; he may be higher, or, of course, lower, or at the same level; he
came and took over the human that [a divine being] created, which means that
another divine being has entered the boundaries of the divine being that
originally created the human being. I often say that today's people all have a
significant background--few if any of the world's people have the souls divine
beings created back then. No matter who it is, when he has entered this world of
delusion, everything he comes into contact with and sees with his eyes is like
this, this is how he sees the world from the moment he's born from his mother's
womb. And in this society of delusion he'll generate karma just like everyone
else. What's more, the mankind of recent times has created a culture that makes
people even more lost in this society, raising itself in this materialistic
culture. It's extremely hard for human beings to transcend the thinking
here--for someone to comprehend what's beyond all of this, he can only achieve
that through cultivation.
There's another phenomenon, too. Different divine beings
created different peoples, but over the past few thousand years various
religions have been spread beyond their region or ethnic group. As a result,
some people have begun to believe in another divine being, which has made the
divine being who created them quite sad. What's more, the divine being that the
person now believes in can't save people created by another divine being. And
many ethnic groups no longer have any idea who their true god is. This situation
has come about quite often in the course of history, leaving the divine being
who created those humans no choice but to abandon the humans he created. Once
this happened, many ethnic groups became people without roots and have no divine
beings watching over them. Things like social turmoil, losing rationality, and
disrespect for divine beings mostly come from these peoples. These ethnic groups
and individuals are all impoverished.
As for why Master came from a higher, more distant place,
actually, perhaps a lot of Dafa disciples in the audience here also came from
some higher and more distant places. (Applause slowly begins and increases.)
It's just that I came from a slightly more distant place, and because of that,
during the Fa-rectification I can save everyone. As for where I came from, for
the beings in the cosmos, it's now irrelevant whether I came from a high or low
level--what's most important is that I'm going towards what is the highest and
the most ultimate. It's enough for you to know that I came to impart and build
up this Dafa.
Question: Some Dafa students believe that systemically
clarifying the truth to lawyers, learning the details of the law, and eventually
seeking the most favorable resolution is being distrustful of lawyers. Would
Master please say a few words on this?
Teacher: Human society has been boxed into a very tight
space now by man himself. Human wisdom is limited, and many restrictions are
boxing humans in. A lot of things are indeed difficult to resolve, and it's hard
to save people now. Handle these things with wisdom. As for what to do, it is of
course not a problem to clarify the truth. Act according to your specific
situations. None of the things that you come across in the course of validating
the Fa are the same, so it's impossible for me to comprehensively cover
everything or talk about these specific things here, so you still have to handle
on your own the things you encounter. Figuring out how to do things well is part
of your validating the Fa and walking your own path.
Question: Does demonstrating the exercises for people,
including tourists from China, count as clarifying the truth?
Teacher: Demonstrating the exercises can achieve a
certain effect. Everything you do can achieve a certain positive effect. But, if
you don't talk about the facts, don't get into the specifics and only do the
exercises, then you won't be able to resolve the many perplexing issues in
people's minds for the time being.
Question: Dafa disciples from China's Xishuangbanna of Yunnan
Province, Qinghua University in Beijing, Jiayuguan in Gansu Province, Hebei
Province, Guangdong Province, New Zealand, Peru, the City of Tianjin, Montreal
Canada, the City of Changchun, Beijing, the City of Shenyang, the City of
Harbin, Leshan of Sichuan Province, Emei Mountain, Guangzhou, the City of
Zhengzhou, and Mudanjiang send greetings to Master.
Teacher: Thank you all. (Applause)
Question: What should a person do if fellow practitioners
mistake him for a spy?
Teacher: Let me talk a little about the issue of spies. (Master
smiles/chuckles) (Audience laughs) Do you know how Master actually
looks at these issues from a different perspective? Of course, those things that
the old forces concocted are tests that target Dafa disciples, but in fact I'd
say they are an insult to the Fa, they bring shame to mankind, they disrespect
the Fa, they are disruptions to the Fa-rectification, and they shouldn't have
happened. But it's exactly because beings are no longer up to par that Fa-rectification
is necessary. Such an occupation has, after all, come into being among humans.
So, is it true that only the most vile and the worst people were chosen to
become spies? No. What a person does is largely determined by his own
preference, but there are also many people who reluctantly do a job under the
circumstances, and there are those who've been picked because they are
considered smart and able to do a certain job. In other words, the choice of a
person's occupation is not determined by whether his nature is good or bad. Are
there good people among spies? Definitely. The different occupations in human
society don't tell us whether a person is good or bad, or whether that being can
I saw this issue, so since the time I started to teach the Fa
I've said--and I've followed through on it--that I don't draw lines based on
occupations or social status; I'll save you no matter what your line of work is.
My door is wide open, completely open, so open that there's really no door
left--as long as you want to cultivate you can come in. I'll save anyone, no
matter what your line of work is. But whether or not a person enters is up to
that person himself, and whether or not he obtains the Fa is his own issue. It's
hard for today's people to dictate what occupation they'll do--how could someone
just go and do whatever he wants in life? How could it be that easy? It's really
hard. In other words, a person who lives in this world can't just choose
whatever occupation he wants. I saw that, and besides, all human beings have
come here for the Fa, so no matter what work you do, no matter what your job is,
I can save you. But whether or not you can persist in cultivating well depends
on you, and whether or not you want to cultivate is up to you, too.
I've been up front about this and have put it into practice,
but over these years a lot of our students still haven't truly understood the
purpose behind your master's words. I've completely opened the door, and I let
in people from any occupation or segment of society. Then why do you
still insist on making unnecessary distinctions and drawing lines? (Applause)
It's because it is human beings cultivating, not divine beings. When humans are
cultivating, humans have human thoughts, and human thoughts include occupational
habits and attachments and tendencies caused by their professions, which are all
at work subconsciously. When a person hasn't cultivated well, his habitual
attachments that were formed at his job will show. Then of course, a person's
tendencies as a spy or special agent will show too, and he might even do wrong
things when he can't pass a test. During this time when Dafa disciples are being
persecuted, specifically, when he's unable to pass a certain test he'll go
report some information in a moment of confusion. But on a fundamental level,
whether this is a bad person and whether he can be saved can't be determined
just by how he is at one given time. You have to allow him to make mistakes and
give him the opportunity to correct his actions--that is what's magnificent
about our Fa. (Applause)
I've said before that nobody can undermine Dafa, and that
only when Dafa disciples don't do well can they undermine Dafa. So during this
persecution, that bunch of gangsters wants to use Dafa disciples to undermine
Dafa, but in fact they can't undermine Dafa one bit. The premise of what I said
was that a Dafa disciple is truly cultivating, but during his cultivation he
doesn't understand the Fa's principles that deeply or that thoroughly, and he
doesn't walk his path correctly, which has a bad effect. Actually it can only
have an effect here among humans--nobody can affect the essence of Dafa. As for
those who've gone over to the opposite side during the persecution, they're not
Dafa disciples anymore, but those who can come back, though, are a different
matter. When they are no longer Dafa disciples, they've essentially become part
of that evil bunch of persecutors, and they deliberately do bad things,
intentionally undermining things, turning the truth upside down, and stating
lies as facts. That can't undermine Dafa, and can only help Dafa disciples
become more and more rational, and their thoughts become more and more upright,
and make them become more and more clearheaded and aware. Isn't that the outcome
of the persecution? Haven't you all matured? What I'm talking about is, only
when Dafa disciples don't do well themselves can they have a bad effect and
impact in this world. If a Dafa disciple has an ordinary person's mentality and
isn't doing well, or was a spy before, or a student did something wrong because
he couldn't pass a test, and thus everybody drives the person out or regards him
differently, truly causes his predestined opportunity of thousands of years to
really be ruined, and causes him to go over to the opposite side, then, let me
tell you, that would be truly doing something bad. (Applause)
Only when we're able to be forgiving can we save people. If
every Dafa disciple could think that way, then think about it, with that power
from compassion, would there still be any room for bad factors to exist? With
that said, let me tell you, the professional spies aren't able to get in. [The
spies among us] are [Dafa] students who used to be in that line of work before
1999 and who didn't cultivate well, or students who gave in to the evil at one
point out of fear and didn't do well. If you were to tell them to really harm
the Fa, they wouldn't do it. It's just that they became confused at a certain
time, didn't do well, and couldn't pass the test, at which point they took the
wrong path. There are also some Dafa disciples who are attached to those little
things that they have, and some who just wanted to do enough to get the rogue
spy agencies off their back. The reality is, it's impossible for anyone to truly
So this has happened exactly because some students still have
human attachments and still haven't done well in some respects. As for the idea
that spies have truly infiltrated us and snuck in, I'll tell you, that's
impossible, since what we're doing is cultivation. They want to use students to
provide them with some so-called "intelligence" for them to find
targets. But all of that's useless, and they're only fooling themselves. Those
spy agencies know full well that Falun Gong has no secrets at all, and they know
very well that Falun Gong is a group of good people who are just against the
persecution. They know that themselves. One of the crooked means they use is to
generate a climate that pressures people and whips them up--in China they're
used to creating these campaigns. That's all they know how to do, and they hype
certain things up to influence people. Does that work on cultivators? A few
years have gone by, and haven't Dafa disciples become more steadfast and more
rational? (Applause) Has anyone been scared by it? Nobody has. Under such
a wicked persecution, have any of the Dafa disciples in Mainland China been
scared? Of course, there are those who couldn't come through it, but those who
couldn't were deliberately arranged to get in by the old forces. I've said that
all beings came for the Fa, but not all of them came to play a positive role.
The old forces' purpose was to have that type of being play a negative role so
that Dafa disciples could be tempered, that's all; it's not that the vile people
have the ability to do anything. Humans can't see these things clearly, and
humans are just attached to what humans want to do. But whatever humans have
done, they have to pay for it, that's for sure. (Applause)
But I also know that there really are special agents taking
advantage of the gaps in students who have attachments. That's caused by the
students not doing well and being too attached. The few students who aren't
clearheaded have got to pay attention to this now.
Just now I taught this Fa from a positive angle. But I also
know that while Master is giving chances again and again there are still a few
people who don't get it and who haven't been taking Master's continued mercy
seriously and have been doing the dirty work of spies, betraying their own
consciences and betraying Dafa disciples. They've been repeatedly providing
so-called "intelligence" to the evil, and in the eyes of divine
beings, the negative effects that their actions have brought to Dafa are now
beyond what they can pay for. That kind of involvement in interfering with Fa-rectification
is in fact directly participating in the persecution, and the consequences will
be the same as for that group of gangsters in China that is persecuting Dafa
disciples. I now have nothing more to say to these people, and what I said a
little bit ago doesn't hold for this type of person. As I got to this point, a
divine being just said, "It looks like all they have left is a chance to
plan their funerals."
Question: You said that by doing the three things well
everything is encompassed. Does this mean that all of a person's attachments and
the conflicts a person has had will be benevolently resolved? I sincerely ask
Master to enlighten me on this.
Teacher: (Master smiles/chuckles) If a person
can't resolve those fundamental problems of his in cultivation, then you can't
say that he's cultivating. What is cultivation? What is the ultimate goal
of cultivation? It's to emerge from among ordinary people. When you're no longer
one of them, can ordinary people's various conflicts, attachments, and different
factors still have an effect on you? Absolutely not. But whether you can emerge
from it and cultivate out of it, whether you can forge ahead diligently, whether
you will progress quickly or slowly in cultivation--all of that depends on you,
yourself. I, as your master, will absolutely be responsible to you. But whether
or not you can move forward diligently is still up to you. Could a divine being
be swayed by all kinds of human attachments? Not a chance, of course it's
impossible. So anything can be resolved. It just depends on how you cultivate.
If you're just cultivating with your mind focused on solving that problem, then
you're not truly cultivating. Cultivation has to be completely unconditional.
Question: The level of the cosmos created by a Dafa disciple
won't last long. Could Master please clarify that?
Teacher: I didn't tell you that it wouldn't last long.
Right now you folks are thinking with a human mentality. (Master
smiles/chuckles) A human thought... since humans don't have any abilities,
what they send out is like a bubble of air, it's tiny, and it dissipates in no
time. But the things that arise from a Dafa disciple's thoughts are strong, and
the higher the disciple's level, the more powerful and bigger the things that
emerge out of his thoughts, and the longer they last. For a gigantic divine
being, his one thought can create cosmic bodies and cosmoses. Well actually,
there are more fundamental factors involved. The Fa is all-encompassing and
all-perfecting, and all of the imperfect factors in the cosmos of the past are
perfectly resolved this time during the Fa-rectification. So since it's an
all-encompassing and all-perfecting Fa, even the cosmos's fundamental nature of
formation-stasis-degeneration has changed, and its time concept can't be
comprehended with a human mind.
Question: Lately fellow practitioners have often been using
electronic software to share understandings and study the Fa, and are even
strongly encouraging its usage. As a result, people have less opportunities to
share their thoughts and study the Fa in person.
Teacher: Indeed that's not right. Except for little
disciples, you shouldn't do that. But that's not to rule out using it
occasionally when you're very busy, just don't make a habit of it. That isn't
something I want to pass down. There's no problem with you studying the Fa in
person as a group, and studying the Fa and exchanging thoughts in person. You
can take advantage of [such software] when you're busy, but you can't all do
that, and you can't do it frequently.
Question: I don't understand very well the difference between
matter being impure and matter having deviated. Master, would you please
Teacher: Matter's impurity and deviation is the
fundamental reason for the fall of the old cosmos, and it was caused by the old
cosmos's nature. Formation-stasis-degeneration-destruction was the extent of the
wisdom of the Fa back then, and it was a way to cyclically purify different
specific domains, but when the whole thing reaches that stage, that's the end.
As far as matter's impurity and deviation goes, if you look at it in terms of
human society, the modern-science-wrought impurity of air, soil, metals, water,
and various chemical elements cannot be resolved by mankind. In the eyes of
divine beings, mankind's thinking has deviated so much that it is no longer
human. Everything in the cosmos is cycling, so after those things are extracted
by higher-level beings they'll make the elements and beings in high-level
dimensions impure. That's just putting it simply. Take a look at my last few
talks on the Fa.
Question: As for the role of the Minghui website in
clarifying the truth, how should overseas students work together and help?
Teacher: The Minghui website's role in clarifying the
truth is irreplaceable. It's the most important window through which we get the
truth out about the persecution and the overall situation of Dafa and Dafa
disciples' validating the Fa. When it comes to the things of Dafa disciples, you
should always cooperate with each other and work well together.
Question: Recently I came across a student who claimed that
he had reached Consummation and could switch to cultivating in another
discipline now. May I ask if he has enlightened along an evil path or was just
letting his imagination run wild?
Teacher: I'd say he's got a fever, (audience laughs)
and he's become foggy-headed from the fever. Well actually, whoever says that is
in a dangerous state. Beings who don't have rational, upright thoughts and clear
heads are the ones divine beings look down on most.
Question: Is it appropriate for media to publish Master's
Teacher: I think it's fine, no problem, because I have my
ways. (Master smiles/chuckles) (Applause)
Question: Master said in Touring North America to Teach
the Fa, "I do not know who I am, either." I don't understand that
Teacher: What about it is hard to understand? What's past
is past, and now I'm a puzzle to all beings, and in the future nobody will know
where I am. I am omnipotent, and nothing can hinder me. Anything you call me
won't be accurate. In the future different beings will see me in the image of
their own ethnic group. Everything was created by me, and yet I'm not amidst
anything--that's the idea. (Audience laughs, applauds)
Question: Currently diseases that are transmitted from
animals to humans such as the bird flu and mad cow disease are appearing all
over the world. May I ask revered Master, how is this phenomenon related to the
progress of Fa-rectification?
Teacher: Mankind has too much karma. It's because human
beings have already slid down into a very dangerous situation in all regards,
their karma has gotten greater and greater, and on top of that their attitude
about Dafa... much of it was caused by man himself. This doesn't appear to be
directly related to the Fa-rectification, but everything revolves around Dafa,
and nothing happens by accident. People are being warned through these things.
Question: Why is it that those who engage in spying
among the students still aren't awakening? If we expose who they are right in
front of them, would that be uncompassionate?
Teacher: Doing that to protect the Fa can't be
considered uncompassionate. Why don't you sober them up, then, or you can expose
them if you want. It'd be better if we could save them, but if they can't be
saved that's their own choice.
Question: Some Dafa disciples have posted some articles on
the Internet about Dafa-related miracles, and this has caused some Internet
readers to misunderstand Dafa.
Teacher: Discussing things about that topic responsibly
isn't a problem. Don't worry about misunderstandings, but don't do things in a
weird and incomprehensible way, either. If you validate the Fa magnanimously and
rationally, there won't be any problems. Dafa disciples are, after all,
cultivators; we aren't some ordinary people's political group in society, we're
a group of cultivators, and we cultivate divinity, so of course miracles have
indeed happened. (Applause)
Question: You've said that if sexual attraction and desire
aren't relinquished the person absolutely cannot reach Consummation. Currently
there are still many disciples who haven't let go of their sexual attraction and
desire. Would you please tell me what the unit of measurement for Consummation
is? Is the unit of measurement calculated by particles?
Teacher: Nobody's ever said that--did that come
from some wild thinking you had? I've never said anything to you about any
relationship between Consummation and some unit of measurement. Dafa disciples:
I said long ago that sexual attraction and desire are a fatal roadblock that a
cultivator absolutely must overcome. [Those people are] driven by human feelings
and emotions way too much. If they can't even pull themselves out of this little
thing, then it would seem that back then the old forces should have arranged to
put them behind prison walls in Mainland China, as only under those
circumstances would they correct the problem, right? I wonder how you'd behave
in a brutal environment like that. Are you like this because your life is too comfortable? All those who don't remove that
attachment and make excuses for their behavior are fooling themselves and trying
to fool others--it's not like I've made any special arrangements for you.
Question: Is it true that we don't need to send righteous
thoughts at set times?
Teacher: Didn't the Minghui website announce that
all Dafa disciples around the world should send righteous thoughts as a group at
certain times? I think that's a pretty good idea, and so why don't you do that,
then. When it comes to any other specifics, you can do things according to the
different situations in different regions.
Question: Every time I see Master all of my questions vanish
without a trace. With Teacher here, with the Fa here, there's nothing that can't
be resolved. We should really cherish this period of time.
Teacher: With strong righteous thoughts,
everything can in fact be resolved. And with strong righteous thoughts,
everything becomes clear. When a person doesn't have clear thinking, that's
always when he has attachments that he can't let go. When he feels uneasy inside
he doesn't think clearly.
Question: Would you please tell us whether including magic
acts in our Dafa disciples' concerts is appropriate in light of our efforts to
validate the Fa?
Teacher: I actually don't think there is anything
wrong with that. To me, forms of performing arts are forms of performing arts.
If it's something that people enjoy and like to watch, and it's not in bad
taste, then I think it's fine.
Question: Through its mechanisms, Dafa ensures that the
beings in the future won't develop attachments or selfishness even after they go
through a very long period of time in the cosmos, and thus the cosmos will be
perfect and harmonized and will never perish.
Teacher: No, that's not how it is, it's not the
right understanding, and that's not the idea. Dafa is perfect and harmonized,
and the fundamental nature of the cosmos is selfless. When a being cultivates
and reaches that realm, that's how he'll become, too. The Fa has provided for
all beings' existence, the Fa has created for all beings the mechanisms of the
cosmos and the rich variety in the cosmos, and the Fa has created all beings,
all the myriad things, heaven-and-earths, human beings, and divine beings. But
how the beings conduct themselves is to a certain degree their own choice.
Question: Greetings to Master from Dafa disciples in Yichang
and Gezhouba of Hubei Province, Three Gorges, Melbourne, Haiban Province, Nongan,
Kaian, and Jilin City of Jilin Province, Heze of Shandong Province, Heilongjiang
Province, the North Gate area of the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, Sichuan
Province, and Ziyang of Chengdu City.
Teacher: Thank you all! (Applause)
Question: You've said in your book that when others treat you
badly, they are giving you virtue and you should be happy about that. But if we
are happy about it, are we not being compassionate enough?
Teacher: (People laugh) That's not being
uncompassionate. Only true cultivators and Dafa disciples are able to remain
unmoved when self-interest and feelings are involved. As for the one who strikes
giving virtue to the person who is hit, that results from the nature of the
cosmos; it's not something you can get just by being happy. When the person who
was hit feels no resentment or hatred while experiencing pain and settles what
was done to him with a smile, isn't that compassion? From a human perspective,
no one would say he's being uncompassionate--when someone hits him, he responds
with a smile and feels no resentment. Of course, a cultivator shouldn't smile or
laugh the way an ordinary person does after he gains something (people laugh);
you should feel quite at ease, and everyone will say you're a good person. When
someone does bad things to you, you can advise him to do good so that he doesn't
lose virtue, and that is your being compassionate to him. If he doesn't listen
and still wants to do evil, then there will be retribution as a result of his
evil action. Just like in the case of those vile policemen and bad people in
labor camps in China, it is they who want to do evil and refuse to listen when
they're urged to stop. In that case there's nothing we can do; they insist on
beating people and can't be stopped no matter what. Then after they carry out
the beatings, they are going to hell when the time comes. That's not Dafa
disciples being uncompassionate.
In each dimension there are the Fa-truths of that dimension.
Although truths become higher at higher levels, in any given dimension, if a
being can follow the truths in that dimension, then he's a good being in that
dimension. When you can transcend those truths, you will have transcended that
level of beings. No one is happy about being hit, human beings are unhappy when
they suffer--that's how human beings in this dimension are. No ordinary person
would say, "No matter who mistreats me, I'll still be happy." Only
cultivators are able to do that, and that's being in a higher realm than
ordinary people. Being able to maintain your xinxing while enduring
physical pain, that's a cultivator's compassion. As for others giving us virtue,
it's not as if Dafa disciples took it from them, it's not as if those people
could give it out if they wanted to, and it's not as if anyone could get it if
he just wanted to. It's the mechanism of the cosmos that does that
transformation, it's the nature of the cosmos at work. What I've done as your
master is to teach the Fa-truths to all beings.
Question: Since pregnant disciples don't have the essence
of the human body, how could they cultivate their bodies?
Teacher: Who says pregnant disciples don't have
the essence of the human body? Nothing can interfere with Dafa cultivation.
Quite the opposite, it's good for the baby.
Question: My husband, [name omitted] ,
was just freed, but he's still in Mainland China. He learned that I was coming
to this Fa conference and asked me to tell you that he misses venerable Teacher.
Teacher: Thank you. (Applause) As their
master, I won't leave behind a single Dafa disciple in Mainland China, except
for those who've gone over to the opposite side and can no longer be saved. (Applause)
I'm thinking of all of them.
Question: Recently I've felt that time is going even faster
now. Has the time in the Three Realms already been replaced?
Teacher: Yes, time is going very fast.
Before the Fa-rectification of the human world reaches this dimension of
ordinary people, the time at this human place won't slow down completely.
Question: In the old cosmic system, one wrong thought of a
high-level being could cause countless beings to go awry. But in the new cosmos
that will never happen. Is that because the mechanism of the new cosmos is more
Teacher: That's not the right understanding, as
that can happen in the new cosmos as well. Why do I say that both the Fa-rectification
and [your] cultivation have to meet the standard? No matter whether it's those
who've been assimilated or those who've been rectified by the Fa during the Fa-rectification,
all of them absolutely must meet the standard. Dafa disciples, if you cultivate
to a very high level and will be governing a high-level cosmic body, a single
thought of yours will indeed be all-powerful within your own cosmic body. That's
for sure. That's why Dafa disciples must cultivate themselves well and become
upright by cultivating. Of course, your cultivating yourselves is only part of
it. In addition to that, during the Fa-rectification Master is helping you
resolve the things of yours that are impure at their most fundamental levels.
So, in the future [you] will definitely be very upright.
No matter how long the period of time [you spend] in the
human world lasts, even if it's tens of thousands of years, when Unlocking of
Gong takes place this will all in fact feel like a dream to you. It will be so
vague that it was like a dream, and gradually it will feel like you've forgotten
it. You will no longer have the human thought structure or think about mankind
with human thoughts, you won't have thoughts like that, and your thought
structure will be that of a divine being. I've said before that a Tathagata
Buddha knows the thoughts of even cattle and horses, but he would never use
their ways of thinking to think about things.
Question: Verses of Master's poems occasionally come up in my
mind. Can I say them out loud? If I do that, do I have to recite the entire
poem? If I recite only two verses, do I need to add Master's name to note the
Teacher: No, that's not necessary when you're just saying
them out loud. If you put them down in written form or make an audio or video
recording of them, then it's different. A lot of the poems I've written are
actually related to Dafa cultivation, and thus they too are part of the Fa. So
they can't be used at will by someone else as his own things. When you mention
them to others or quote them in articles, just bear that in mind.
Question: Russian and all Russian-speaking Dafa disciples
around the world, Dafa disciples in Vancouver of Canada, Yujiaweier, Taiwan,
Korea, Japan, Nanjing City of Jiangsu Province, Texas of the U.S., Shanghai,
young disciples in Vancouver of Canada, Anshan of Liaoning Province, and
Chaoyang of Liaoning Province send greetings to Master.
Teacher: Thank you all! (Applause)
Question: Dafa disciples who have technical expertise,
especially those who are eminent among ordinary people, are really jealous of
each other and have big egos. Master, please offer some guidance on this.
Teacher: It's not that serious, is it? But I won't
rule out unremoved attachments manifesting. If you haven't cultivated yourself
well and have those kinds of attachments, you need to get rid of them. Don't be
conceited no matter what special skills you have. Do you know that the only one
who can fully explain the whole cosmos and all of mankind is me, Li Hongzhi? No
other being can possibly do that. (Applause) But I have never put on airs
before you. So Dafa disciples, you must not get bigheaded if you've acquired
some little human skills. They're nothing to get bigheaded about. The fact is,
you've learned what you've learned because you had that wish and accordingly
arrangements were made for you back in the past since it would be needed in
validating the Fa, that's all.
Question: I feel as though right now time passes quickly
every day and there are a lot of things I haven't been able to do well in a
timely manner. In a sharing on Minghui, a student said that when he's in a very
good state he is able to do something well in a short period of time. Could
Master please talk about the issue of time?
Teacher: This is actually still what I think: it's
all right for our Dafa disciples to have human attachments, but how you manage
to establish your own righteous thoughts is what's key. If your righteous
thoughts are strong and you're like a cultivator at every moment--or, instead of
saying "every moment," let's say when you come across certain things
you can act as a Dafa disciple does--then you'll know how to handle things, you
will produce miracles, you will demonstrate extraordinariness, you will be able
to tell right from wrong, and you will be able to do everything well. (Applause)
You're cultivators, after all. You are different from ordinary people. Even
though you're all cultivating in delusion and it's hard to have many of Dafa
disciples' things manifest, it's actually not as if you don't know anything. If
your righteous thoughts are strong supernormal things do manifest.
Question: I brought with me some friends and children. Even
though they're seeing you they don't understand what you're saying. Are their
master souls listening? Can they return to their homes?
Teacher: You need to know that I'm teaching the Fa
to Dafa disciples. (Master smiles/chuckles) If an ordinary person comes
today he won't know what I'm talking about, and for kids it's even harder. But
human beings all have a side of them that's aware; that side will know and will
benefit from it. But don't focus too much on these things. In the case of a
person who can't be saved, it's useless even though that other side of him is
Question: When it comes to the materials being used to
clarify the truth to people in China on a large scale, some students believe
that "cultivation is what you handle, gong is what the master
handles," so the selection of content is not that important.
Teacher: Then they've gone to another extreme. In
validating the Fa you need to do things rationally. How you make the selections
and do things better, that's your validating the Fa and that's your blazing your
own path righteously. If everything were done by me, you would've turned into a
typewriter, then why would I have you be Dafa disciples? You might as well
reincarnate as a typewriter, right? (People laugh)
Question: Would you please tell us whether the people who
will obtain the Fa and cultivate in the future include Dafa disciples who
haven't done well enough during the Fa-rectification period?
Teacher: No, they won't be included. I can give
you a definite answer on this. For this batch, this group--this is it.
Question: Now disciples are very busy with their
Dafa work. Is it necessary to have disciples take time to write ordinary
people's articles for use by a newspaper Dafa disciples run? Or should we try
our best to use articles that have already been written by ordinary people?
Teacher: I think that depends on your needs.
However you handle it is fine. Don't think that writing ordinary people's
articles is not saving beings. You have a share in the saving of beings that
results from everybody's collective efforts with that media outlet, even though
what you wrote were ordinary people's articles. (Applause) Of course, you
won't be writing ordinary people's articles all the time, you'll do some other
things that a Dafa disciple should do, right?
Question: Dafa disciples in both northern and southern
California give their regards to Master. Esteemed Master, some veteran students
pursue supernormal abilities, energy, etc., and like to show off. And one person
fell asleep when he was doing the exercises and sending righteous thoughts, yet
when we brought it to his attention with good intentions, he got angry. We don't
know what to do about him.
Teacher: If he gets angry, so be it. If he gets angry it
means there's a problem in his cultivation. Why should he be angry when he's
done something wrong? Even if he's going to get angry, you still have to let him
know about it with the intention of being responsible to him, in which case,
just don't worry about him getting angry. (Applause)
What's the point of showing off supernormal abilities to Dafa
disciples? What's there to show off? Why don't you show them off to the wicked
dark minions? Wouldn't that be better? Haven't all of your abilities actually
been given to you because you cultivate Dafa? Don't go showing things off to
other students, and don't feel smug and think you're so able--what can those
little abilities of yours do, anyway? Don't make Master reprimand you over these
things again--you should at least have some self-respect. You've been driven by
attachments so much that you're not seeing straight anymore. Other than those
few people who listen to you out of attachment when you show off, do you realize
how other students view you?
As soon as you show those things off they become nothing.
Don't be attached to those things, and even less should you spread, with human
attachments, among our students what you've seen. In fact, it's not that those
things can't be discussed among cultivators, and it's not that you can't have
supernormal abilities. What's key is the intent behind the act. If it's used in
a positive way it will benefit Dafa disciples; if it's to show off, you will be
interfering with them.
Today Dafa disciples are consummating their incomparably high
honors and glory as well as Attainment Status as they validate the Fa. Nothing
can get in the way--whoever gets in the way is committing a sin, and it's
absolutely prohibited. If you refuse to listen to others the first or second
time it happens, and you carry on for a long time, then you must be doing that
because the old forces want to push you over to the other side--that will
be the kind of role you're playing. If you really reach that point, you will be
considered beyond redemption. I don't acknowledge the old forces' arrangements.
Master is rescuing and saving you and giving you second chances. Don't continue
to be like that time and time again. If your divine powers truly manifest in a
magnificent way as you clarify the facts, save beings, and defy the persecution,
then all the Dafa disciples and I will praise you. Isn't that so?
The cosmic body is so immense that it's beyond description.
There are a lot of things that I don't tell you. What you know is so trivial.
When a very high-level divine being sees the broadness and the enormity of a
larger cosmic body he is shocked and dumbfounded; you know, even a divine being
will be like that. So when a human being learns a little bit about a larger
dimension, of course he gets stirred up by it. But Dafa disciples must be
Question: The media outlets run by Dafa disciples are
powerful and influential overseas. At this, the final stage of the Fa-rectification,
should these media outlets be entering Mainland China on a large scale via our
existing truth-clarification channels, such as the Internet, postal mail, etc.?
Also, should we consider the levels at which the Chinese people can understand
and accept things? I ask because the people in Mainland China are different from
those overseas. They've been badly poisoned by the lies.
Teacher: I'd say that the things we're doing right now
are being done in a rational way, for the most part. Whether it be people who
live in Mainland China or Chinese people outside the Mainland, they can both
understand it. I think the way the media outlets are being run is fine. In terms
of how they report on things and the articles they've written to clarify the
truth, the people in Mainland China are fully able to understand and accept
Right now it's still not feasible to fully target Mainland
China. In the future the newspaper run by Dafa disciples will be the biggest
newspaper in the entire world, (applause) because all those media that
have made up lies have committed sins, and those people will have to pay for
that, as will those media of theirs.
[Well, it looks like] I still answered all of your questions.
(Applause) Human society has gone through a process 100 million years
long. And all beings have come for the Fa--all beings in the Three Realms came
for the Fa, were created for the Fa, and were formed for the Fa. That includes
all the myriad things. And everything in the human world has been revolving
around Dafa, whether ordinary people sense it or not; whether you think they're
aware of it or not, everything is revolving around Dafa. That includes all the
people in the world today, regardless of whether they seem indifferent toward
the persecution or concerned about it--they all revolve around Dafa. The Fa-rectification
requires that some people be in a certain state where they are sealed off and
kept there so that the next batch of people will be able to cultivate. In other
words, even though everything appears to be disorderly, it is in fact orderly,
and everything is closely linked to the Fa-rectification.
Everything we're doing is magnificent. Everything Dafa
disciples are doing is saving beings. And everything Dafa disciples are doing is
simply unprecedented. It is magnificent because it's of Dafa, it's magnificent
because Dafa is establishing this batch of cultivators, and also because Dafa is
being spread in the Three Realms and in the human world and yet this tiny Earth
is in fact having an impact on colossal cosmic bodies. Things appear to be
ordinary, and they don't look much different from ordinary people's things, but
the mighty virtue corresponds to the highest cosmic body.
Dafa disciples have already gone through such a difficult
time. I hope that all of you will walk the last leg of your journey well and
treasure the journey you've already completed. Everything of your future is
shown in how you validate the Fa. (About one minute of applause)
1 Translator's note: This is a phrase commonly used to suggest that someone has complete control of something, regardless of how hard others might try to change things or how things might appear to be.
2 Translator's note: This is a
translation of two lines from Hong Yin, Master Li�s book of poetry.
note: These two sentences are a sort of play on words. The Chinese character "bei"
consists of two parts, one that can be understood as "nothing"
and the other as "feeling."
4 Translator's note: The Chinese term rendered here as "perfect and complete" is sometimes translated as "harmonize."
5 Translator's note: The Chinese term rendered here as "base" is sometimes translated as "inborn quality."
Editor's note: The translation is subject to further
improvement so as to be closer to the original text. Last updated: May 2, 2004.
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